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Meccano-Moorcraft Construction Sets

In 1930 A.C. Gilbert owner of the Erector company bought out the American Meccano factory from Frank Hornby. Gilbert continued to use the Meccano brand name in America for a while, but over time the sets became increasing different from British Meccano. The Meccano-Moorcraft sets were produced from 1934 to 1936. They were then sold to a different company who sold them under the name Modern Moorcraft.


Info from the Metal Constructional Systems Database for MECCANO-MORECRAFT

Maker
Meccano USA
System Type
Non-Meccano type
Country
USA
Dates
1934 to 1936
Material
Steel
Thread
8-32
Boss Type
single-tapped (see comment *1)
Boss Thread
6-32
Diametrical Pitch of Gears
24
No. of Parts in System
64
Hole Pitch (Spacing) (mm)
12.7 (see comment *2)
Diameter of holes in Strips(mm)
4.3
Diameter of the Bore in Bosses(mm)
 
Diameter of Axle Rods(mm)
 
Types of Nuts and Bolts
Nuts: square
Bolts: round (slotted)
(see comment *3)
Material/Finish of Nuts and Bolts
 
Size of the Nuts across Flats (mm)
Bolt diameter (mm)
 

Comments
Data may be for MODERN-MORECRAFT [a], which replaced MECCANO-MORECRAFT. *1 Key fixing for some parts. *2 Most, not all, 12.7x. *3 Snap Rivets also.

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Below there are manuals/instructions which can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate image.


The instruction manual for the Meccano Morecraft sets.

The model blueprints for the Meccano Morecraft sets.